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verb end pronunciation in British English /end/
Word Forms
present tense
present participleending
past tenseended
past participleended
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to reach a final point

    The marriage ended after only 11 months.

    1. a.
      used for talking about a road or path

      The narrow lane ended abruptly in a farmyard.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to make something reach its final point

    the peace treaty that ended the war

    A back injury effectively ended his career seven years ago.

    I’d like to end my speech by thanking the people who made this conference possible.

  3. 3
    [transitive] to reach the final point of a period of time while in a particular place or state

    The Dow Jones Index ended the day 15 points up on yesterday’s close.


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